Childplace, Inc.

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2420 East 10th Street
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
United States

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Monday 8:30 AM-5 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM-5 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM-5 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM-5 PM
Friday 8:30 AM-5 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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Childplace is an Indiana-licensed agency that provides care to children who have been removed from their homes as a result of past trauma. Children in foster care are in the custody of the state of Indiana and have experienced abuse and neglect. Our agency provides education and training to empower and equip foster families to ensure a healthy care environment for these children. We desire to encourage safety and permanency for children and their families. Together with our foster parents, the team at Childplace aspires to share hope and promote healing.

Children in foster care need love, support, and nurturing homes to provide structure, boundaries, and an environment that promotes physical, mental, and spiritual growth.

We don’t only foster children; we encourage families. Working in partnership with DCS, providers, birth parents, and families is essential in finding permanency for children. At Childplace, we take a team approach to providing services to the children in our care. Each child and family is of great worth, and we seek to strengthen relationships by promoting healing while creating safety and connections for children.

Childplace serves children at risk by meeting their needs and equipping them for line in a spirit of Christian love.

Services and information

  • Traditional Foster Care
  • Specialized / Therapeutic Care
  • Emergency Foster Care
  • Respite Foster Care
  • Adoption

Requirements to become a foster parent

Foster parents in Indiana have access to a variety of services and support. These services include:

Support Payments

As a foster parent, you will receive a daily payment from DCS to help cover the costs of caring for a foster child. The amount varies depending on the age and needs of the child, but payments start at $18.88/day.

Foster parents are also eligible for an initial clothing expense payment of up to $200.00 and an Annual Personal Allowance of up to $300.00 per child per year. This payment becomes available when the child has been in placement for at least eight days.

Additionally, DCS provides a Special Occasion Allowance of up to $50.00 on
child’s birthday and during the December holidays.

Medical and Dental Coverage

In Indiana, children in foster care are entitled to receive Medicaid coverage for their medical and dental needs.

However, it is the responsibility of the foster parents to schedule and attend all medical and dental appointments for the child. This means that foster parents must make sure that the child receives proper medical care and attends all necessary appointments to maintain their health and well-being.

Training and Support Groups

Foster parents have access to ongoing training and support groups to help them navigate the challenges of fostering. Support groups provide a space for foster parents to connect with others who understand the unique challenges of fostering.

Indiana Foster Care Statistics and Outcomes

Understanding the statistics and outcomes of foster care in Indiana can help you better understand the need for foster parents in the state.

As of 2021, there were over 13,000 children in foster care in Indiana. However, there are only 6,200 licensed foster parents. Most children in Indiana foster care are between ages 8 and 16. On average, they stayed an average of 14.3 months in foster care.

Sadly, children who exit foster care have a higher likelihood of experiencing homelessness, unemployment, and incarceration than their peers who did not experience foster care.

As a foster parent, you can help break this cycle. You could inspire troubled child to excel and reach their true potential.

Ratings and Reviews

Average user rating

4.4 / 5
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Grant Reed
Dec 27, 2021

I love what this place represents. A place for children who may not otherwise have a place to live, learn, thrive. I know personally the workers there love those kids with all there hearts. Only wanting the best for them and willing to provide that nurturing environment the kids need....

Rating: 5

leo sullivan
Mar 07, 2021

Bad place for children

Rating: 1

Elena Snyder
May 24, 2020

Love it

Rating: 5

Mar 16, 2020

The people listen to you

Rating: 5

Mar 10, 2020

Staff members make you feel like your family has a smile on their faces when you walk in the building. The doctor is one of the BEST DOCTORS YOU CAN EVER MEET, HE TAKES THE TIME TO LISTEN TO YOUR THOUGHTS AND CONCERNS!!!!

Rating: 5